The museum presents the chief points of Seward's history through photographs, artifacts and documents. There is also a fine collection of Native baskets and ivory carvings on display. Duringthe summer there are evening programs consisting of two slide/tape shows: The History of Seward and The History of the Iditarod Trail. A special open house is held every August 28 in honor of the founding of Seward in 1903. Museum shop carries books by local authors and other items relating to local area.